Temperature Restrictions and Pet-Friendly Airlines
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: West Highland Terrier
I have a question about the airlines having a temperature restriction because it is too cold to take the pet. I am flying into Chicago from Ireland, then going to Phoenix from there. I have the dog on the first leg of the flight but the second seems to be a potential problem.
How can you keep the dog in a warm environment and the airline can't? Can I get you to keep the dog from the time we drop him off before the flight so that we don't have to worry about not being able to fly? How much would it cost? I just want to know we can fly and not worry about having to rebook or lose our money. The flight I want is on American Airlines at 12:05 on Dec.23rd. Thank you for your help.
Thanks for reaching out! We'd be happy to discuss your move options with you -- please give us a call at 1-877-PET-MOVE to speak to a Specialist or fill out our online consultation form at your convenience.
Generally speaking, we highly recommend choosing a pet-friendly airline with established pet policies. Carriers like United do not allow pets to sit on the tarmac or remain outdoors for any significant amount of time, for example, so temperature isn't as much of a factor in this case as it might be for other airlines.
Another thing to keep in mind: holiday pet travel can be hectic and filled with extra hurdles, so please proceed mindfully. Again, please contact us if you think you'd like to hire some assistance with this move.
Hope to hear from you soon!